One of the hottest stories of the past month was the leak of the Logitech (Driving Force) G29. We saw a rough leak of the wheel from a Russian news group, then we saw the box underneath a Ghost Studios desk. Now, we have our best shot of the wheel’s box, via a GameReactor article.
According to sources close to Logitech, the Logitech G29 will be officially licensed for Playstation, which honestly does not come as much as a surprise. The “Driving Force” name was always used for the official Gran Turismo/Playstation wheel, and the buttons on the wheel screamed PS4 compatibility. However, the rumor from Game Reactor is that the Logitech G29 will NOT be PC compatible. To be frank, I find that unlikely.
One thing you need to consider is that the Logitech Driving Force GT was not marketed as a PC racing wheel at launch. However, once you plugged the DFGT into your PC, at first it would use the Logitech Driving Force Pro drivers. Later Logitech released Driving Force GT drivers for the PC to take full advantage of the wheel.
I could see something similar happening to the Logitech G29 where it could use the Logitech G27 driver, before a G29 driver is released.
Another rumor is about the price. GameReactor is reporting that the Logitech G29 will retail for 189€, which is approximately $215 USD. That undercuts the price of the Logitech G27 MSRP of $299, but it comes at a cost: the Logitech G29 will not ship with a shifter unit. The “Driving Force Shifter” will retail separately. My estimation is the shifter may retail for around $50, considering you can buy a replacement G27 shifter for $40.
We’ll keep you posted on any new developments on the Logitech Driving Force G29, but stay tuned to E3 in a couple weeks, as Logitech will have a booth there.